Coronavirus Diary 

My "Lock down" Diary

By Inayah Shah  

Lockdown week 8


HAPPY-IN-LOCK DOWN… I can’t believe 2 months in my house with my family. I thought it was going to be a nightmare. But it hasn’t I am really enjoying my free time learning new skills like knitting, cooking, baking and I am also learning Italian! 

GOV-ADVICE-CHANGES… Hearing conversations at home, school is opening is it safe? Can I go? Hmm.

VIRTUAL-EID… Eid is coming up YAY I’m soooooooooo excited I can’t wait! But unfortunately I won’t see friends or family, I’m heartbroken.

SHOPS-CLOSED… No the shops are closed OMG (oh my gosh)… I won’t be buying any new outfits for Eid no bangles, no mehndi (Henna), no jewellery, bags or shoes. I’m all prepared because luckily I did a little shop before lock down.

EID-PREPS… Have started we usually celebrate with a huge, bizarre, crazy party. We have made some sweet and savoury treats. We made coconut filled pastries yum. No big parties this year with family and friends! The Eid buzz is somewhat missing my family are trying to keep the mood up. We are all still excited.


My book that I have read Boy –by Roald Dahl. (Five stars) Highly recommended. 

Lockdown in week 7


Monday May 4th 2020 – Friday 8th May 2020



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CONGRATS BORIS J... 'It's a boy! Wilfred"



On Tuesday we all went out to Asda, we can still only go out for essentials. We all got into the car, put the windows down, as we were driving we can feel the air, the breeze hit us in the face, it felt lovely, me and my brothers were excited, we laughed, we don't go out much! The skies looked so blue like the ocean, the clouds looked like cotton candy floss we could bounce on them, so clean, the green grass looked greener like a welcoming blanket to sit on and enjoy a picnic and watch the birds flying freely like us.

We put some music on yay... for a moment we forgot we were still living in lock down! Until we saw the social distancing signs and stay home posters children have put on the windows and their front gates! Only one question on our minds how much longer will this go on for? No picnics - no feeding the birds at the lake - no running around freely - no play dates... reality.


Barbers-Hairdressers are still closed. We gave our dad a haircut at home, mum cut my hair too it feels good.


Going as good as it can... My brother finds it hard to concentrate, easily distracted by his toys. School Facebook is encouraging. Looking forward to Mr Urry reading us another story! Feeling bored as every day is the same routine!


Basking in 22 degree sun weather is beautiful, it lifts our spirits.


RAMADAN IS FAST- Yay... we are half way there, well done everyone. I am still knitting scrunchies for charity- a time of giving charity.


75th Anniversary of VE Day... we are celebrating in Lockdown, no street parties only garden parties at home! We are remembering all the soldiers our heroes. Did you know millions of Muslims, Sikhs, Hindu soldiers also fought and supported our British soldiers during the war? We watched the Red Arrows fly over London, beautiful smoke display in red, white and blue!


Wed 27th April 2020


Lockdown Week 6


Good Afternoon Diary...


TAKEAWAY-NIGHT... It's Friday we are all missing our takeaway so we had a.... fakeaway (Fake-a-way!)

Mummy made chicken fillet burgers, fries and chicken popcorn....... I miss my Chinese food.


HAPPY-BIRTHDAY-ELIJAH- It's my brother Elijah's birthday in Lock down. We couldn't bake him a cake because we have no flour: Also he received no cards or presents in the post. Luckily my mummy found a cake in the shop.

We had planned a barbecue (Garden Party) but no friends or family could come.


RAMADAN I am still getting use to the idea of waking up at 3am to eat breakfast. I eat fruit, yoghurts and dates so does my family.

My dad is very upset as he has to pray at home and not in the mosque for iftar my mum cooked tandoori chicken with pilau rice and I made roasted herb potatoes with Thyme, rosemary and olive oil. For desert we had banana fritters with vanilla Ice cream.


WINDOW-VIEW... The roads are quiet no children outside... no one knocking on the doors. We are doing weekly video calls to my family and friends.


HAIR-SCRUNCHIES FOR CHARITY- I am knitting colourful hair scrunchies for charity. I am selling them for £2.50 each. I have 20 pounds already. I will be donating to 5 children charities of my choice. One of them is 'Save the Children'.


Stay Safe everyone and follow me!

TEACHERS CALL - made us happy, show you care.  Please stay in touch.

Mon 20th April 2020

HELLO Diary...

Week 5

COVID-19-UPDATE...still in Lock down... Living through a pandemic... how unimaginable "Sir Patrick Vallance" cases are flattening and there are green shoots" and the situations are improving..... RAMADAN PREPARATIONS..... We will be fasting on Friday 24th April 2020 I will be keeping my first fast everyone at home is so excited.

SHOPPING WIPE DOWN - ME GOING OUT.... My parents went shopping so when they came inside we all had to wipe down all the groceries with antibacterial wipes. When I went out with my parents I wore a mask, gloves and carried antibacterial hand gel to keep safe.

CHILL OUT TIME..... It is so sunny in the garden and we had ice cream ahhh...

MR URRY CALLS.... MR Urry called and said that my diary entries will be going on the school page yay!

HAPPY RAMADAN... I have started fasting and I am really hungry and tired. In the end I broke my fast and did 12 hours. I'm really proud. I'm really upset that we can't have our food. We are all praying stay safe! The days are really long, my family is doing 16.5 hours fast. Also the days are getting shorter and I decided to fast next week, the weather is looking cooler.


I am missing my Grandmother :(

Mon 13th April 2020

What's up Diary yo!




Boris .J has made a full recovery and is resting at home. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! It's Easter holidays in Lock down. Yay no home schooling or Facebook daily missions from school- DON'T EAT TOO MANY CHOCOLATE EGGS.


Ingredients: Nescafe, sugar, milk, cup, whisk and bowl. Teaspoons for desired amount and enjoy in the summer in your garden!



I had a really good workout online. I feel re-energised. Also I got a shout out woohoo!

WEDNESDAY SPA DAY - had a nice long soak in my Jacuzzi hot tub, painted my nails and dyed my hair with hair chalk.

ROLE PLAY SALON - this holiday we would go to my grandma's house missing all the presents, get togethers and lovely meals so we decided to play at home. I gave my dad a haircut and did the salon in my room and I actually dyed my mum's hair red and she loved it.

DIY NATURAL FACE MASK/SCRUB. You will need strawberries, honey, plain yoghurt, sugar, bowl, electric whisk and a spoon.

1) Mush strawberries and add yoghurt,

2) Add the honey and sugar then whisk and leave in the fridge

3) Apply it and you can eat it!

LOCK DOWN UPDATE 3 more weeks!

Mon 6th April 2020

Lock down WK 3


Evening Diary....

Just an update on how my family and me are getting on in Lock down...

SELF ISOLATION. Dad had cold like symptoms, a runny nose and a cough so we isolated him in Elijah's Batman bedroom then me and my two brothers moved into mum's bedroom. Every night me and my family played snakes and ladders.

NO CHOCOLATE... OMG!  We ran out of CHOCOLATE... we searched high and low in the house... we found a shiny bag in the store room and it was CHOCOLATE! :)

RATIONING... we ran out of fresh milk and eggs for 48 hours - 2 days there was no stock in the shop.

#CLAP FOR NHS.... last week we all clapped for the NHS to show our support. BBC-COVID-19 UPDATE-4PM... my family watches Matt Hancock's gov advice.

SHOPPING... My Mummy went shopping to buy essentials...... this is the only reason we can leave.

OUTSIDE WORLD... Mummy had to go wearing a face mask and hand gloves. She had to maintain SOCIAL-DISTANCING in Asda. Mum stated "It was a very surreal experience and I felt cautious shopping"

HELPING..... The community group my dad is in are helping the vulnerable and elderly people in our community.

Diary... I think we are all feeling restricted and fed up as our lives have drastically changed we are missing our family and Grandma :(


Fri 3rd April 2020

1942 - 2020


Good Morning Diary...


Week 2 Lock down - My Week.

In Lock down so far my 2 weeks have been surprisingly fun. I have never been in Lock down before so I assumed it would be boring only in 4 plain walls. But I do miss going shopping in Broadway, Starbucks and many more.


Whilst I have been home I wanted to make the place around me feel more open/clean. So I decided that every day I change something in my bedroom and I would try to play more with my brothers and do some house chores. I feel really unsure about all the crisis happening around the world. I do have similarity between Anne Frank and her diary and mine but Anne's was back in the old days and I live in the 21st Century.

Fri 27th March 202



Hey Diary...


Day 5 Lockdown - FRIDAY- I am a SPY

Experiment day

Today I will become a spy.

I created a spy kit using home essentials.

1. Sharpen a pencil to make lead powder.

2. Get a brush and coat your thumb in Lead powder and paint on paper.

Do the same on family.

Good Bye Diary!

Thur 26th March 2020



Hi Diary...


Day 4 Lock down.

Making a den with my brother


Wed 25th March 2020



Hello Diary...


Day 3 of Lock down – Family Challenge on WhatsApp!


My Cousin Amirah from London set a competition where we have to learn 99 names of Allah. The competition date is on May 14th

See you bye and I'll tell you how I got on.

Tue 24th March 2020!



Dear Diary,

Day 2 of Lockdown


I started my day with a healthy Breakfast. Next I watched some more tv, I am still feeling positive. I completed my home schooling, much shorter day than school. The sun is out, the weather is great so I played with water balloons in the garden. Splat!

Mon 23rd March 2020!



Dear Diary...                 

Today it's Monday 23rd March 2020!


I am in Lockdown with my family - mum, dad and my two brothers what a NIGHTMARE! … hmm no school... hmm


We are now living in unprecedented times...

We are all out of our normal routines.


I have started my day with home schooling: 1 hour of English and 1 hour of Maths.

In the afternoon, I baked a chocolate concrete cake with custard as a treat... Yum Yum.